An animated GIF file can be displayed on the matrix.
It is important to know that matrix effects can only be used with Rects. It is not possible to drag this kind of effect onto a regular fixtures selection. Read the "Rects mode" chapter to see how to use Rects.
Once the GIF effect has been selected and dragged to the timeline, a window is opened and you will have to select a GIF file to be displayed on the matrix and then press the playback button to visulaize the animation.
It is important to select a picture with good dimensions. It is not possible to display a 100x100 picture on a 5x5 matrix for example.